Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Receives Hematology Analyzer from Tug Valley ARH

On Tuesday, August 28, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College welcomed Tim Hatfield, CEO of Tug Valley ARH, and thanked him for donating a Beckmann Coulter DxH600, a state-of-the-art hematology analyzer, to Southern’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Student Laboratory. It was donated by Tug Valley ARH to the MLT program when the hospital’s lab upgraded to a different instrument. This instrument will allow Southern’s MLT students to perform automated Complete Blood Counts as they are performed in hospital laboratories. “We are very fortunate to have this state-of-the-art instrument in a student laboratory setting,” Shirley Dardi, Southern’s MLT Coordinator and Associate Professor, said. “This will allow our students to compare the results they get on their manual cell counts to the automated results.” In the photo are pictured, from left: Dr. Deanna Romano, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. Tim Hatfield; Southern’s President, Dr. Robert Gunter; Shirley Dardi, MLT Coordinator and Associate Professor; and Russell Saunders, Dean for the School of Career and Technical Studies.